Compiling from source
Download the source code from the files area on Sourceforge.
Ensure that you have the necessary packages to compile programs that use libusb (on Debian or Ubuntu systems, you might need to do
apt-get install libusb-dev). After that, unpack and compile the source code with:
tar xvfz mspdebug-version.tar.gz cd mspdebug-version make
If you don't want GNU readline support, you can invoke make with:
After compiling, install the binary and manual page by running (as root):
mspdebug --help for usage instructions.
RPMs for MSPDebug are available for Fedora (since FC12).
Ebuilds for Gentoo have been provided by Sören Höckner at http://hg.datenhabitat.de/overlay-sho/file/tip/dev-embedded/mspdebug.
Also, Tim Harder has added MSPDebug to the main Gentoo tree, and produced a Gentoo overlay for creating cross-compiling MSP430 toolchains. The overlay is available from https://github.com/radhermit/msp430-overlay.
MSPDebug is available via the OpenBSD ports system. Details can be found at http://www.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/ports/devel/mspdebug/
A public git repository is available. You can browse it online here or clone it with:
git clone git://git.code.sf.net/p/mspdebug/code